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The Eighth Sunday after Trinity

The Sunday between 31 July and 6 August

6th August 2017

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First Service

Collect One

O God,
whose never-failing providence ordereth all things
both in heaven and earth;
We humbly beseech thee to put away from us
all hurtful things,
and to give us those things which be profitable for us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Blessed are you, O Lord,
and blessed are those who observe and keep your law:
Help us to seek you with our whole heart,
to delight in your commandments
and to walk in the glorious liberty
given us by your Son, Jesus Christ.

The First Reading

Genesis 32: 22–31 or Isaiah 55: 1–5

The Psalm

The Second Reading

Romans 9: 1–5

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 14: 13–21

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Post Communion Prayer

Strengthen for service, Lord,
the hands that holy things have taken;
may the ears which have heard your word
be deaf to clamour and dispute;
may the tongues which have sung your praise be free from deceit;
may the eyes which have seen the tokens of your love
shine with the light of hope;
and may the bodies which have been fed with your body
be refreshed with the fulness of your life;
glory to you for ever.

Suggested Hymns

(c) 1st Reading Genesis 32: 22–31 [Pr24C*]
418* Here, O my Lord, I see thee face to face
226* It is a thing most wonderful
592* O Love that wilt not let me go

(c) Psalm Psalm 17: 1–7, 16
635* Lord, be my guardian and my guide
620 O Lord, hear my prayer

(p) 1st Reading Isaiah 55: 1–5
646* Glorious things of thee are spoken
576* I heard the voice of Jesus say
557* Rock of ages, cleft for me
448 The trumpets sound, the angels sing

(p) Psalm Psalm 145: 8–9, 15–22
42* Good is the Lord, our heavenly King
365* Praise to the Lord, the almighty, the King of creation

2nd Reading Romans 9: 1–5
303* Lord of the Church, we pray for our renewing
545* Sing of Eve and sing of Adam
323* The God of Abraham praise

The Gospel Matthew 14: 13–21
379* Break thou the bread of life
39* For the fruits of his creation
647* Guide me, O thou great Jehovah
428* Let us break bread together, we are one
435* O God unseen, yet ever near

Second Service

Collect One

O God,
whose never-failing providence ordereth all things
both in heaven and earth;
We humbly beseech thee to put away from us
all hurtful things,
and to give us those things which be profitable for us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Blessed are you, O Lord,
and blessed are those who observe and keep your law:
Help us to seek you with our whole heart,
to delight in your commandments
and to walk in the glorious liberty
given us by your Son, Jesus Christ.

The First Reading

1 Kings 10: 1–13

The Psalm

Psalm 80 or 80: 1–8

The Second Reading

Acts 13: 1–13

The Gospel Reading

? John 6: 24–35

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Post Communion Prayer

Strengthen for service, Lord,
the hands that holy things have taken;
may the ears which have heard your word
be deaf to clamour and dispute;
may the tongues which have sung your praise be free from deceit;
may the eyes which have seen the tokens of your love
shine with the light of hope;
and may the bodies which have been fed with your body
be refreshed with the fulness of your life;
glory to you for ever.

The Transfiguration of our Lord

Collect One

O God,
whose never-failing providence ordereth all things
both in heaven and earth;
We humbly beseech thee to put away from us
all hurtful things,
and to give us those things which be profitable for us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

O almighty God,
whose only-begotten Son was transfigured
before chosen witnesses on the holy mount,
and amidst the exceeding glory spake of his decease
which he should accomplish at Jerusalem;
Grant to us thy servants
that, beholding the brightness of his countenance,
we may be strengthened to bear our cross;
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Blessed are you, O Lord,
and blessed are those who observe and keep your law:
Help us to seek you with our whole heart,
to delight in your commandments
and to walk in the glorious liberty
given us by your Son, Jesus Christ.

Father in heaven,
whose Son Jesus Christ was wonderfully transfigured
before chosen witnesses upon the holy mountain,
and spoke of the exodus he would accomplish at Jerusalem:
Give us strength so to hear his voice and bear our cross in this world,
that in the world to come we may see him as he is;
where he is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading

Daniel 7: 9–10, 13–14

The Psalm

Psalm 97

The Second Reading

2 Peter 1: 16–19

The Gospel Reading

Luke 9: 28–36

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Post Communion Prayer

Strengthen for service, Lord,
the hands that holy things have taken;
may the ears which have heard your word
be deaf to clamour and dispute;
may the tongues which have sung your praise be free from deceit;
may the eyes which have seen the tokens of your love
shine with the light of hope;
and may the bodies which have been fed with your body
be refreshed with the fulness of your life;
glory to you for ever.

Holy God,
we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ.
May we who are partakers at his table
reflect his life in word and deed,
that all the world may know his power to change and save.
This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Daniel 7: 9–10, 13–14 [Pr29B*]
6* Immortal, invisible, God only wise
125* Hail to the Lord’s anointed
468 How shall I sing that majesty
130* Jesus came, the heavens adoring
132* Lo! he comes; with clouds descending
34* O worship the King, all–glorious above
196* O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness
678* Ten thousand times ten thousand
73* The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended
323* The God of Abraham praise

Alternative Exodus 34: 29–35 [1LC]
1st Reading 325* Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One, is here

Psalm Psalm 97 [CPr2ABC/E7C]
34* O worship the King all–glorious above
281* Rejoice, the Lord is King!
8* The Lord is King! Lift up your voice

2nd Reading 2 Peter 1: 16–19
501 Christ is the world’s true light
52* Christ, whose glory fills the skies
613* Eternal light, shine in my heart
654* Light of the lonely pilgrim’s heart

The Gospel Luke 9: 28–36 [1LC/L2C]
325* Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One is he
643* Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
501 Christ is the world’s true light
205 Christ upon the mountain peak
52* Christ, whose glory fills the skies
331 God reveals his presence
209 Here in this holy time and place
101* Jesus, the very thought of thee
195* Lord, the light of your love is shining
102* Name of all majesty
60 O Jesus, Lord of heavenly race
449 Thee we adore, O hidden Saviour, thee
112* There is a Redeemer
374* When all thy mercies, O my God

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